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Music: a major part of African culture

Charmaine Brown/Patience GumboMusic can be defined as the only thing transmitted from generation to generation for centuries. In the early stages of life, a baby is accustomed to music while cradled in its mother’s arms; the soft buzzing lulling them to dreamland. In the community, gatherings around the fire on …

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The 10 best new restaurants that opened in February

January was filled with new restaurant openings in Dallas, as well as closures of old Dallas favorites. Last month wasn’t quite as busy as January, but we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite openings. February began with the opening of the elegant and sophisticated Wits Steakhouse in the Design District. …

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Dar es Salaam and Nairobi City Lodge hotels for sale

By Business Daily Africa City Lodge Hotel Group has announced plans to sell its Tanzanian entity, City Lodge Hotel in Dar es Salaam and three Kenyan hotels with the aim of exiting East Africa after just seven years of operation. According to Business Daily, the South African company that owns …

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Foreign investor sells 3 posh hotels in Nairobi

A foreign investor has been given a nod to sell three of its high-end hotels in Nairobi, including the prestigious Fairview. The South African investor owns Fairview Hotel, Town Lodge and City Lodge Two Rivers. The three hotels stand out for their state-of-the-art facilities and rich hospitality, attracting hundreds of …

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Health welcomes cash injection

An analysis of the post BudgetSpeech2022 roundtable, which was hosted by Brimstone Investments, saw South African Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana open the floor to promising and constructive comments. In particular, budget allocations for the health sector were warmly welcomed. One of the highlights of the meeting, which was attended by …

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Best luxury hotels in South Africa 2022

It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world; from the Garden Route to Table Mountain, Kruger National Park, the Cape of Good Hope and the winelands of Stellenbosch, South Africa will take your breath away. You’ll need several weeks to cover plenty of ground in this …

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Best Luxury Hotels in Franschhoek, South Africa 2022

With a name meaning French Corner, this village is an integral part of South Africa’s wine land. Located in the Western Cape Province, it is stunningly beautiful, as well as being what is arguably the best place in the country for food and drink. It is also one of the …

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Restaurants – Exberliner

Do you need inspiration for your next date, your birthday dinner with friends or your business lunch? Discover the culinary specialties of certain cities with EXBERLINER. Baret: paradise above the Humboldt When was the last time you hung out at a museum restaurant? Photo: Baret When was the last time …

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City Lodge reopens its 56 SA hotels

JSE-listed City Lodge Hotel Group has reopened its 56 South African hotels and six of its seven hotels in the rest of Africa as occupancy rates slowly improve following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group has significantly reduced its net loss in the six months to the …

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Two South African hotels have been voted onto the 2022 ‘World’s Most Romantic’ list

Sara-Jayne King talks to Werner Krause, General Manager of La Residence de Franschhoek, about what sets this luxury hotel apart. – Two South African hotels have been voted onto the “World’s 50 Most Romantic Hotels” list for 2022 – The Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in Mpumalanga and La Residence in …

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City Lodge Hotels: Unaudited Interim Report for the six months ended December 31, 2021

City Lodge Hotels Limited Registration Number: 1986/002864/06 Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa Share Code: CLH ISIN: ZAE000117792 (“City Lodge” or the “Company” or the “Group”) Unaudited interim report for the six months ended December 31, 2021 Turnover of R436.0 million in 2021: R215.6 million Overall loss per 6c …

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Choice Hotels CEO outlines plan to buy more upscale hotels

Choice Hotels currently offers the Cambria and Ascend Hotel Collection brands as premium offerings. Choice Hotels Choice Hotels could add two premium brands that cater to different customers if the right opportunity arises. There is at least one viable takeover candidate. Choice Hotels’ management team answered numerous questions about its …

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Tribute to the women behind Red Carnation Hotels this International Women’s Day – March 8, 2022

Béatrice Tollman, Founder and President Founder and President of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Beatrice Tollman, has built one of the most successful and admired hotel collections in the world. As one of the most respected and acclaimed women in hospitality, Beatrice has been widely hailed for her contributions to …

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Nigerian restaurant owner brings African culture to downtown Lansing

Taiwo Adeleye has been selling foods that represent his cultural heritage for six months at various farmers markets and through the Allen Neighborhood Center. And on Friday, he’s opening Tatse – and Alobosa night – as a stand-alone restaurant to serve his favorites and give football fans a place to …

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Vancouver has the greenest hotels in Canada and one place to stay has 250,000 bees

Vancouver has been ranked among the best in the world for its sustainable hotels, according to a new global report. The research, conducted by energy experts Uswitch, analyzed thousands of hotels on Booking.com in 200 cities around the world that have been deemed “sustainable” by the booking site. Each city …

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Is NoDa becoming Charlotte’s Little Italy for restaurants?

If Charlotte’s NoDa could become known for its Italian restaurant scene, perhaps the neighborhood would have a ristorante known for its cacio e pepe served in parmesan bowls, like those at Roma Sparita in Rome? Melissa Oyler CharlotteFive A long time ago, in times before COVID-19, my friends and I …

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What’s on the menu at local restaurants

Unsurprisingly, Valentine’s Day is the second most popular holiday for eating out, second only to Mother’s Day, according to the National Restaurant Association. But much to the dismay of mediocre home chefs around the world, the high number of COVID-19 cases last year has left many couples with no choice …

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IPL 2022 in South Africa? CSA offers cheaper hotels to BCCI and minimal air travel | Omicron in India | Coronavirus in India | IPL 2022 News

Mumbai: While the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is still looking to organize the IPL 2022 season in India, the Indian board is also considering other options keeping the Covid situation in mind. It was earlier reported that Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates have offered …

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Must-try restaurants in Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha or “new home” in isiXhosa is home to a thriving and bustling culinary scene with several new restaurants opening and existing establishments popular with locals. Over the past few years, Khayelitsha has begun its journey to redefine itself as Cape Town’s next entertainment and tourism hub. Here are some …

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WATCH | Malema admits there is nothing wrong with Mall of Africa restaurant hiring policies

Despite initially saying that restaurants in the Mall of Africa in Midrand used discriminatory policies favoring foreigners, Julius Malema conceded on Wednesday that was not the case. The EFF leader’s change of heart came after meeting management at three restaurants. Malema justified his unauthorized visits, saying they were made in …

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Mzansi felt irritated by Zodwa’s new disrespect of African culture for Clout. – iReport South Africa News

1,768 It seems mzansi queen irritated mzansi police with simple attire Zodwa wa bantu the famous celebrity people love her dances in clubs she keeps south african men up once they see her dancing . Zodwa Libram Wabantu is a South African media personality, socialite and dancer. She is also …

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9 Restaurants with Live Music in Orange County

With countless sensational restaurants to choose from, choosing a place to dine in Orange County can be difficult. But if you’re looking to elevate your experience, try opting for a restaurant with live entertainment. Music has the magical ability to transport you to another world without leaving the comfort of …

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Where to find vegetarian food at restaurants in Charlotte, NC

Three Amigos Calabaza Enchiladas are made with zucchini, topped with your choice of roja, verde, or mole sauce, then topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, avocado and queso fresco. It is served with rice and beans. Poprock Photography READ MORE How to eat healthy in Charlotte restaurants in 2022 If you’re …

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Low-alcohol, non-alcoholic cocktails for the dry month of January from restaurants in the capital region

Even if you’re not going “dry” for January, a plethora of low-alcohol or non-alcoholic cocktails on local menus are as deliciously constructed as those made with high ABV alcohol. Here are three top products you might like to try. The beverage: Ginger Guava Cooler with Coconut CBD Boost Where to …

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The Expo Drift Burger Bar at 11 Woodfire

It’s no secret that Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, is familiar with the UAE’s vibrant food scene. From fine dining establishments to burger restaurants, he has been seen supporting many restaurants in the UAE. Here are a few restaurants where Sheikh Hamdan has been spotted over the …

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Review: Vancouver’s Dine Out Festival a much needed boost for restaurants

Over 300 restaurants are participating in this year’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival, which runs January 14-31.ThreeSixty Photography / Document When the Dine Out Vancouver Festival launched 20 years ago, it was conceived as an opportunity to give restaurants a boost during the gloomy January. This year, for a milestone anniversary …

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Crabtree: The beautiful hamlet of Sussex spoiled by two Michelin guide restaurants

The Michelin Guide is an exclusive list of the best restaurants from around the world. Most towns are fortunate to have only one restaurant listed in the Michelin Guide. However, there is a small hamlet in West Sussex which is fortunate to have not one but two Michelin restaurants. READ …

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UK hotels: a review of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, a West Sussex restaurant with rooms

There are few gardens in the UK that come with a vineyard, wallaby enclosure and Michelin starred restaurant, but Leonardslee has always been special. Found just outside Horsham in West Sussex, this creation by Victorian plant collector Sir Edmund Loder was closed to the public in 2010, then allowed to …

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A look inside Costa Rica’s airplane hotels – AirlineGeeks.com

[ Planes ]January 3, 2022 6 a.m.ET By Mark Evans A peek inside Costa Rica’s airline hotels Airline hotels have become more and more popular in recent years. From the Boeing 747 hotel at Stockholm Arlanda Airport to the TWA Lockheed Constellation at New York JFK Airport. Some have actually …

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4,000 Dh for Nando’s? Dubai Mall restaurants gearing up for pricey New Years Eve packages

New York has its balloon drop in Times Square, Edinburgh has Hogmanay and Dubai has its Burj Khalifa fireworks and laser show. It also offers expensive all-you-can-eat dining packages in the Dubai Mall, as onlookers search for the best seat in the house to attend the celebrations. These seats can …

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Restaurants we loved in 2021

Fucking a pandemic, New Yorkers love restaurants. After the entire city shutdown that began in March 2020, it was heartening to see that many restaurants have survived, even barely, keeping a small team to offer highly hygienic and socially distant take-out. This has been of great comfort to homebound residents …

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Readers’ Vote 2021 – Your New Favorite London Restaurants | Hot dinners recommend

The votes are there! We’ve compiled it all and here’s what you picked as your favorite new restaurant of 2021 and why (along with the rest of the Top 10 for good measure). Belgravia – Pantechnicon, 19 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB Japanese and Nordic cuisines meet in the basement …

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‘Long war with Covid’ – pubs and restaurants to close at 8 p.m. under new restrictions until January 30

THE government has agreed to reject Nphet’s advice of a new 5 p.m. curfew on reception and instead put in place a 8 p.m. closing time until January 30. The 8 p.m. curfew will also apply to hotel bars and restaurants as well as other indoor events, including entertainment, cultural, …

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Water vending machines keep South African communities hydrated

Johannesburg entrepreneur Murendeni Mafumo has developed water vending machines to provide purified water to communities at a price of R1 per litre. With water vending machines already installed in Burgerfort and Giyani in Limpopo, Klarinet in Mpumalanga, Temba in Hammanskraal and Johannesburg, Mafumo’s company has big plans to roll out …

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The 12 best restaurants and bars for non-alcoholic cocktails in Philadelphia

When chef Nick Elmi quit drinking alcohol four years ago, he remembers being surprised how often he would ask for a soft drink in a restaurant and only be offered a Coke or a sprite. As a sober hospitality professional, he was disappointed. “If you don’t think of everyone, then …

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14 Best Houston Restaurants Serving Holiday Treats on Christmas Day

Admittedly, eating out on Christmas is a bit more difficult than Thanksgiving. Fewer restaurants are open; after all, even cooks and waiters deserve a day off with their families. Still, a few places will be open for those who prefer not to spend their vacations sweating on pots and pans …

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Restaurants ask Ramaphosa not to impose alcohol ban, curfew

The Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) has hailed the government’s decision to focus more on the rate of hospitalizations than on new Covid-19 infections as the country treats the Omicron variant of the virus. “RASA would like to thank the President of South Africa and our government for the …

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Confidence in hotels and restaurants peaks before Omicron’s setback –

Confidence in hotels and restaurants peaked ahead of Omicron’s setback which led to new travel bans and the fourth wave of Covid, dropping from 37 in the third quarter to 49 in the fourth quarter. However, in early December, business confidence in the sector more than halved. According to the …

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Norway to ban serving alcohol in bars and restaurants amid Omicron fears

Norway to ban the service of alcohol in bars and restaurants, impose stricter rules in schools and speed up vaccination as part of new efforts to curb the outbreak of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant there, announced on Monday the Norwegian government. “For many this will look like a lockdown, …

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to make BOOSTER shooting mandatory for restaurants and concert halls

Outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was considering imposing COVID booster injections for restaurants and concert halls as the Omicron variant has spread to various countries across the world after its emergence last month. After officials confirmed that five people in New York state tested positive …

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Top List of Dallas Restaurants With 2021 Christmas Dinner Take-Out

In the post-pandemic world, the new standard for Dallas restaurants and vacation dining is to include a take-out option. Meals on site are festive and traditional, but there is a whole sector of diners who have become accustomed to take out and delivery, and the restaurants are up to this …

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Palace says hotels that violate quarantine protocols will face penalties GMA News Online

Malacañang warned on Wednesday that hotels caught violating quarantine protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic would face penalties. “It belongs to the Ministry of Justice [to file charges]. We are under a public health emergency and we are governed by very strict laws, ”Acting presidential spokesman Karlo Nograles said in an …

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Best Boutique Hotels in the Lake District | The independent

When it comes to being almost irresponsibly beautiful, the Lake District is easy art to watch. Overflowing with bucolic mountain tarns and rugged windswept hills, these perfect lands – a collection of breezy Cumbrian counties bordered by the Pennines and the Irish Sea – have inspired romantic poets and children’s …

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Team India will stay in two hotels, player safety priority for us: Cricket South Africa chief at NDTV

India’s tour of South Africa is raising concerns amid the detection of a new variant of Covid called Omicron. In an exclusive conversation with NDTV, Cricket South Africa (CSA) President Lawson Naidoo said the board is in constant contact with BCCI and appreciates the actions taken by the Indian government, …

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Just opened in December 2021: new restaurants, bars and cafes this month, Lifestyle News

As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves bombarded with new updates on the lanes and festivities of the season. Amid all the buzz, let us introduce you to some exciting new restaurants and bars this month. From unagi restaurants to flagship bakeries and heritage restaurants, here’s the …

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6 restaurants to drink and dine this Christmas in Cape Town

Christmas is a day to be spent with family and friends. While many prefer to have a delicious homemade treat, like Granny and Mom used to do, others might like to eat out this Christmas. Here’s where to go for a Christmas kitchen this year: Utopia Guests can expect bistro-style …

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Lagos hotels for foreigners

Posted November 28, 2021 Lagos is without a doubt one of the fastest growing territories on the planet. Its capital of the same name is the sixth largest city on the planet and the most populous in Africa, with more than 24 million inhabitants. Formerly known as Eko and still …

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CITY LODGE HOTELS LIMITED – Voluntary operational update – SENS

Voluntary operational update City Lodge Hotels Limited“City Lodge” or the “Group”(Reg. No. 1986/002864/06)(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)Share Code: CLH ISIN Code: ZAE000117792 VOLUNTARY OPERATIONAL UPDATE Operational update COVID-19 and the accompanying lockdown regulations due to the third wave of infections,including the civil unrest in South Africa in July …

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Tsogo Sun Hotels still only 50% of rooms occupied before the pandemic

For the hospitality industry in particular, ease and affordability of travel is of paramount importance, as is the safety and confidence of tourists. Tsogo Sun Hotels has published its unaudited interim results for the six-month period ended at the end of September. It says occupancy rates and rooms sold are …

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The hotels regain full occupancy

As large vaccination campaigns in South and Southeast Asia are in full swing, sources said bookings for hotel rooms and conference rooms are increasing every month. Business in the hospitality industry has finally picked up, as foreign delegates and corporate clients visit the country after a year and a half …

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From beadwork to potjie, everything is in the week of South African culture

Zenani Nosizwe Dlamini, South African Ambassador to Korea, left, and Jung Jang-seon, Mayor of Pyeongtaek, examine photos of South African pilots taken during the Korean War 1950-1953 at the Baedari Library in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi, Tuesday. The photo exhibit is part of South African Culture Week, which kicked off at the …

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Eat for Under $ 30 at Bush Farmhouse

Fine might not be what you use to describe dining at Bush Farmhouse. The eclectic is probably approaching. Housed in the old Roots and Fruits Market in Black Mountain, the new owner took over the space, rescuing the animals that lived outside the Market and Cafe while he was there. …

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haunted hotels and ghostly guesthouses to book for Halloween

If you like your vacation with a secondary order of spectral occurrences, avoid the usual hotels and guesthouses in favor of a stay with a little more paranormal pedigree. As Halloween approaches, Airbnb has added the home of the movie franchise Scream to their site. Promising a night of horror …

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South African hotels win Top 5 best cities in Africa and Cape Town voted best city in Africa and the Middle East – SAPeople

Picture provided South African hotels grabbed the top FIVE places for Africa City Hotels in the World’s Best Awards from World Travel and Leisure. Four of the five are in Cape Town. A delighted Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato, said this week: “As mayor of this beautiful city, it …

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Cape Town was voted best city in Africa with 4 hotels which also won the first prize!

I have always envisioned Cape Town as the star pupil of the class. Always get full marks and rewards for being the best dressed. The South African professor’s pet, if you will, writes Cape {town} Etc’s Lynn cupid. It’s not hard to see why Cape Town remains the popular kid …

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The battle to save South African culture

Ceremony Activists in the South African city of Cape Town are trying to stop the construction of Amazon’s African headquarters. It is a battle that pits cultural concerns against economic interests, as the BBC’s Vumani Mkhize writes. It’s an overcast day in Cape Town and picturesque Table Mountain is shrouded …

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South African communities continue to face increased poverty and hunger as global pandemic worsens – World Peace Organization

South African communities face poverty and hunger more than ever as the global pandemic continues to worsen across the country. With each devastating wave of the virus in South Africa, more and more people are becoming less economically and financially stable to feed their families. Before the continued recurrence of …

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts announces the next phase of WHERE NEXT? Global campaign with launch of hotel buyout experiences

To meet the growing demand for private and secluded getaways, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent brand, announced the launch of WHERE NEXT? Takeovers – the second phase of its WHERE NEXT global market? countryside. Whether they want to escape to a Bermuda beach retreat or a legendary …

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These airport hotels will keep you feeling relaxed and rested

Business trips, family vacations, weddings and reunions – it seems like all of these postponed travel plans are happening again as air travel around the world increases. In the United States alone, authorities have resumed screening more than two million people a day at airports across the country.* With exceptional …

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Hotels have been hit hardest by lockdown restrictions, accommodations data shows

Housing income fell 35.9% year-on-year in March 2021. (iStock) The impact of coronavirus-related closures and travel bans is still being reflected in the tourist accommodation sector. Data released by Stats SA shows a negative year-on-year trend for tourist accommodation in March this year. Hotel accommodation took the biggest hit. Unadjusted …

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Amanda Adé on Jollof rice and African culture

If you ask Amanda Adé which Jollof rice she prefers – Ghanaian or Nigerian – she doesn’t hide her bias. “I’m going to be biased because I have Nigerian blood but from my experience I would also say that Nigerian jollof rice is so much better,” she laughs. The traditional …

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“Ensure that African culture is not lost”

Members of the South African National Civic Organization (Sanco) Youth Congress held a protest outside the Boulders Shopping Center building in Midrand on March 26 following a social media storm that erupted on the 24th. March. A viral video posted on social media showed the centre’s director telling client Thando …

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HIV rates fall in hard-hit South African communities

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a city hard hit by the HIV epidemic, is starting to see improvements, with new cases of the virus declining according to two new studies, aidsmap reports. Alain Vandormael, PhD, from the The School of Nursing and Public Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and colleagues conducted …

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10 Best Luxury Hotels in Southern Africa

With Southern Africa currently bathed in the joys of summer, there’s no better time to visit if you’re looking for an unforgettable vacation. Magnificent sunsets, an unparalleled safari experience and stunning beaches are just some of the endless pleasures that await you in the southern part of Africa. We’ve put …

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7/10 best hotels in Africa in Cape Town

Every year Travel and leisure release them The best prices in the world aimed at recognizing excellence in specific areas and their list of ’10 Best Urban Hotels in Africa’ really highlighted the excellent offer of city hotels in Cape Town. The list includes 10 of Africa’s best city hotels, …

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New NBA league marks growing US influence in African cultural markets

The NBA announced last month that it would launch the Basketball African League (BAL), marking another step forward for American commercial influence in African markets. Why is this important: china development major infrastructure projects in Africa is often cited as evidence of the country’s dominance in its economic rivalry with …

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Argus Wesleyan | Africa Week events share African culture with the student body

c / o Association of African Students The week before Thanksgiving Break, the Wesleyan Association of African Students (ASA) hosted a series of events for Africa Week 2018, including a film screening, a late-night food sale at Ubuntu House , Indaba’s second annual conference and Ariya’s popular cultural showcase. The …

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African Culture Featured in Black Panther Empowers African Americans and Women | Local

Dressed in a Zulu headband, Xhosa necklace, and Basotho blanket with a Ndebele pin, Veli Thipe entered Forum 8 for a screening of Black Panther. Each prop represented a tribe that was featured in the record-breaking Marvel movie, which hit theaters earlier this month. Thipe is a Fulbright exchange student …

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‘Black Panther’ a celebration of African culture, pride

JOHANNESBURG – “Black Panther” has burst onto screen in Africa, providing a powerful response to President Trump’s unfortunate remarks on the continent. As the red carpet in South Africa swirled with stunning outfits and exclamations in the local isiXhosa language used in the film’s Wakanda Kingdom, actor John Kani scoffed …

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